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British H-Bomb Fired As Debate On Atom Test Ban Rages, 1957/06/03

Published 1957

(1) British test first H-bomb on Christmas Islands, on eve of disarmament talks (2) Algeria village victim of rebel terrorism, village of Beluza in Africa (3) new presidential helicopter lands at White House, poss to use for "evacuation in case of emergency" (4) Israel farmers (5) model plane fair in NY (partial newsreel)

Production Company Universal Studios
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviewer: Christine Hennig - - September 30, 2007
Subject: British H-Bomb Blows Up Real Good as Cold War Rages
Britain’s first H-bomb blows up real good, leaving spectacular mushroom clouds in this 50s newsreel. Also included are stories on atrocities in Algeria, helicopters in Washington, DC, farming techniques in Israel, and model airplanes in New York City. Basically, this is a typical 50s Cold War newsreel, but if you want mushroom clouds, this film has ‘em.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: **. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ***. Overall Rating: ***.
Reviewer: Hakim Talbi - - April 23, 2006
Subject: It was not easy the become a free Algerian.
Interesting to listen to the comments of American journalists on the Algerian war for freedom.
Here you can see some clip of the massacre of melouza.
on 4/4/2005